Welsh medium school celebrates 70th anniversary
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Llanelli's Ysgol Gymraeg Dewi Sant celebrates 70 years

The first Welsh medium primary school to be provided by a local authority celebrates its 70th birthday on St David's Day.

Ysgol Gymraeg Dewi Sant was established at Seion Chapel in Llanelli in 1947.

The school opened with 34 pupils and two teachers, but has grown to 450 children at its current site.

An assembly and Eisteddfod was held to mark the occasion along with the unveiling of a plaque.

Among the guests was Maureen Williams, who was one of the school's first pupils and a former teacher.

She said there were a lot people who thought the school was "a flash in the pan."

  • 01 Mar 2017
  • From the section Wales